Adopted: When and How to Tell Your Child

Recently I had a conversation with a friend.  Her oldest child was adopted as a baby by her husband and would soon celebrate a birthday.  She wondered when she should let her child know about the adoption. Continue reading

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Road Trippin’ and Bondin’

Someday, I plan on writing a ‘how-to’ book for serving in the Young Women organization. I served in the ward Young Women presidency just over 4.5 years. That’s a drop in the bucket really. There are some women who have served in the Young Women organization for over 20 years.   Compared with them, I’d still be considered a rookie. A newbie. So what advice could I possibly have to offer?

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Missives to the Missing: The Hardest Lesson

This is the third and final installment of my advice to my children.  You know, the ones I don’t have. But this is what I would tell my child if I had one to bore to death.

You’re a good kid.  You’re also my kid with my genes flowing through you.  As much as you don’t want it to be, I’m sorry to say, you’re going to have some of my attributes.  It’s inevitable that you will act like me in some matters.  Sorry I didn’t give you more to work with.

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